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  • Only 10% of Vatican’s $55 million ‘Peter’s Pence’ actually goes to poor, Wall Street Journal claims

    12/11/2019 5:01:24 PM PST · by ebb tide · 36 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 11 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    Only 10% of Vatican’s $55 million ‘Peter’s Pence’ actually goes to poor, Wall Street Journal claims NEW YORK, December 11, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Only about 10 percent of donations made to the Holy See’s “Peter’s Pence” actually goes to the poor while the majority of the annual collection, worth about $55 million USD, goes to plug Vatican budget deficits, a top U.S. financial newspaper is claiming.  Catholics from all over the world donate to a special papal fund called Peter’s Pence every year. The money is ostensibly used to support charitable enterprises dear to the pontiff’s heart. Today the...
  • Nader, Khawaja, Clintons, Pope Francis, and Elite Converge in UAE & Africa

    12/09/2019 1:15:53 PM PST · by ebb tide · 9 replies
    Corey's Digs ^ | December 8, 2019 | Corey Lynn
    Nader, Khawaja, Clintons, Pope Francis, and Elite Converge in UAE & Africa Welcome to the jungle of elites, criminals, and Pope Francis who all seem to have their eyes set on South Africa, while Russia and China run naval drills off the coast. It’s an interesting intersection of events and individuals. What’s more interesting is the timetable of recently indicted George Nader and Andy Khawaja, along with the Clintons and Pope Francis, that leads to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who also have a big interest in South Africa. With the recent African proverb spoken by Pope Francis, mixed in...
  • Anthony Hopkins on Why He Avoids Talking About Politics: ‘Actors Are Pretty Stupid’

    12/08/2019 6:09:50 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/08/19 | David NG
    Actor Anthony Hopkins said he avoids talking publicly about politics because he believes “actors are pretty stupid.”The Oscar-winning star of The Silence of the Lambs and the upcoming Netflix movie The Two Popes spoke in a conversation with fellow actor Brad Pitt for the latest issue of Interview magazine.“People ask me questions about present situations in life, ” Hopkins said.“I say, ‘I don’t know, I’m just an actor. I don’t have any opinions. Actors are pretty stupid. My opinion is not worth anything. There’s no controversy for me, so don’t engage me in it, because I’m not going to participate.'”Unlike many of his Hollywood peers, Hopkins has studiously...
  • POPE BUSTED: Bishops Denounce Vatican's U.N. Allies

    12/08/2019 6:33:22 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Remnant Newspaper ^ | December 7, 2019 | Michael Matt
    POPE BUSTED: Bishops Denounce Vatican's U.N. Allies From the Editor’s Desk, Michael Matt takes a hard look at the big event nobody in the Vatican seems to want to talk about—the Nairobi Summit on the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (Cairo). This Bill and Melinda Gates/UN Population Fund affair was all about contraception, family planning, reproductive rights and…. the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Yes, that’s right—the very same goals Pope Francis and Jeff Sachs have been promoting inside the Vatican for years. So, why did the Vatican have to back away from their friends...
  • Time to Bring Shame Back: Pregnant Polyamorous Woman Plans to Raise Baby with All Four Boyfriends

    12/08/2019 6:40:26 PM PST · by grundle · 71 replies
    P.J. Media ^ | December 6, 2019 | Megan Fox
    ... several in the newsroom here took bets on which one is pregnant. We were all wrong, except for Stephen Kruiser. The pregnant one is in the pink. "Fifty bucks says that pic was taken before she was pregnant," Kruiser said.
  • [Barf Alert] Pope Francis urges United Nations to save the poor from climate change

    12/07/2019 7:47:47 PM PST · by ebb tide · 32 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | December 6, 2019 | Jeanne Smits
    [Barf Alert} Pope Francis urges United Nations to save the poor from climate change December 6, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Pope Francis has sent a message to the participants of the latest United Nations climate conference, which opened in Madrid last Monday, asking whether “there is the political will to allocate with honesty, responsibility and courage, more human, financial and technological resources to mitigate the negative effects of climate change, as well as to help the poorest and most vulnerable populations who suffer from them the most.” In a purely “horizontal” context, in which he spoke neither of God and...
  • Anthony Hopkins on Why He Doesn't Talk About Politics: 'Actors Are Pretty Stupid'

    12/08/2019 4:10:53 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 72 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8 Dec 2019 | Michael Van Der Galien
    In a conversation with fellow actor Brad Pitt for a lengthy chat for Interview magazine, Anthony Hopkins explained why he seldom -- actually: never -- talks about politics... and why he's not a big fan of other actors talking about politics either. In short: "Actors are pretty stupid." "People ask me questions about present situations in life, and I say, ‘I don’t know, I’m just an actor,'" Hopkins told Pitt. " I don’t have any opinions. Actors are pretty stupid. My opinion is not worth anything. There’s no controversy for me, so don’t engage me in it, because I’m not...
  • Evil ascendant

    12/08/2019 3:32:26 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Eric Utter
    There is a large and growing strain of anti-Americanism in the Democratic Party. It is rife with incredibly bad ideas-- economic, social and otherwise. It now makes no bones about appealing to erstwhile fringe elements. It courts and embraces Antifa members, anarchists, America-haters, gender deniers, extreme hedonists, aspiring Marxist-Leninists, and assorted other radicals. Yet, on the other hand, it similarly appeals to those who would elevate Sharia Law over constitutional rights. The only things it doesn’t tolerate are traditional mores and America’s founding values of limited government of, by, and for the people and their attendant natural rights of life,...
  • Vatican Invests $1.1 Million in Steamy Elton John Biopic...(with a graphic scene of gay sex.)....

    12/07/2019 7:48:53 AM PST · by caww · 28 replies
    BreitBart ^ | 12/06/2019 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D
    The Italian daily Corriere della Sera revealed this week that the Vatican’s Sec. of State invested last February in Lapo Elkann’s eyewear and “lifestyle products” company as well as the Elton John film, using money donated by the Catholic faithful through worldwide “Peter’s Pence” collections. According to The Times, Rocketman features a liaison between actor Taron Egerton, who plays Elton John, and Richard Madden, who appears as John Reid, his former manager, deemed “the most explicit gay love scene since Brokeback Mountain in 2005.” Along with the Rocketman film, the Vatican also invested some €3.3 million in the production of...
  • German Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke dies aged 79

    12/07/2019 12:27:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 12/07/2019
    Evangelist and Christ for All Nations founder Reinhard Bonnke has died at the age of 79. In a statement, Bonnke's wife Anni said he had "passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family". Bonnke is also survived by his children Kai-Uwe, Gabrielle and Susie, and eight grandchildren. "Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, it is with sorrow that the Bonnke Family would like to announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, and grandfather, evangelist Reinhard Bonnke," she said. "He passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on December 7, 2019. For the past 60 years he has preached the glorious...
  • "Foolish and Bewitched"? Are evangelicals who support Trump 'fools'?

    12/07/2019 11:12:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/07/2019 | Michael Brown
    In a lengthy op-ed piece for The Christian Post titled "You foolish evangelicals, Trump has bewitched you," Chris Thurman claims that “evangelicals who support Donald Trump are being both blind and foolish to do so.” Therefore “labeling them as such is not sinful but appropriate and necessary.” Is there any truth to his charge?Thurman explains that in using the word “support” he “was not referring to evangelicals who voted for Trump in 2016,” even though he believes they erred in voting for him.Rather, he wrote, “I’m referring to those evangelicals who continue to hold Trump up as a great leader,...
  • Pope Francis said That In Order To Have 'Universal Peace' The 'Scourge of Christian Fundamentalism' Must Be Eliminated

    12/07/2019 7:44:43 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 130 replies
    nteb ^ | 12/6/19 | Geoffrey Grider
    While you have been out playing church, and downloading all the tracks from satanist Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King‘ album, the leader of the world’s largest religion, Pope Francis, has been brazenly bold and open about furthering his plans for the One World Religion of Chrislam. On November 18, Pope Francis stated that the only thing standing in his way of seeing his “Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together” covenant being realized are those nasty, scourge fundamentalist Bible believers who keep exposing him. I took it as a compliment. "In today’s precarious world, dialogue among religions is not...
  • Pope Francis Compares US President Trump to King Herod Who Slaughtered Baby Boys During the Time of Christ

    12/06/2019 6:14:52 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 120 replies ^ | 12-6-19 | Jim Hoft
    DISGRACEFUL! Pope Francis Compares US President Trump to King Herod Who Slaughtered Baby Boys During the Time of Christ Jim Hoft by Jim Hoft December 6, 2019 196 Comments Share 33Tweet Email The Slaughter of the Innocents In the New Testament, the Massacre of the Innocents is the incident in the nativity narrative of the Gospel of Matthew in which Herod the Great, king of Judea, orders the execution of all male children two years old and under in the vicinity of Bethlehem. On Thursday Pope Francis trashed the global populist people’s movements and compared President Trump to King Herod...
  • Catholics urged to divulge ‘eco-sins’ during Confession as Bishops launch a new environmental campaign

    12/03/2019 7:24:51 PM PST · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | December 3, 2019 | Gabriella Swerling
    Catholics urged to divulge ‘eco-sins’ during Confession as Bishops launch a new environmental campaign Journey to 2030, which was launched in the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton, encourages parishes to be hubs for community projects, and offers ideas for activities under the headings: “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”   Credit: Toby Melville /REUTERS  Catholics are being urged to divulge their ‘eco-sins’ during Confession as Bishops launch a new environmental campaign.As part of an initiative to ensure that the Catholic Church plays a role in tackling the climate crisis, it is encouraging congregants to go to Confession, or “reconciliation services”. The lay-run campaign, called Journey to...
  • China: Early Rain Church leader sentenced to four years in prison over Gospel tracts

    12/03/2019 7:36:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/03/2019 | By Leah MarieAnn Klett
    An elder with Early Rain Covenant Church in China has been charged with "illegal business operations" for having books for the church and sentenced to four years in prison.According to persecution watchdog ChinaAid, Qin Defu was sentenced to prison due to his involvement with 20,000 Christian books used by the 5,000-member church.The four-year prison sentence handed down November 29 was a “contradiction to a promise given” to Defu’s family, in which authorities guaranteed if the church leader accepted a state-appointed attorney, he would be released."Police reneged their earlier promise to his family that if they accepted a government-appointed attorney, they...
  • Faithful Chinese Bishop on the Run From Communists Highlights Vatican/China Deal Disaster

    12/01/2019 6:50:54 AM PST · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 11/29/19 | Steven Mosher
    November 29, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Bishop Vincent Guo was supposed to be the poster child of a successful rapprochement between the Vatican and China, as well as a sign that the longstanding rift between the Underground Catholic church and its state-run counterpart had been healed. Instead, he is on the run from the Communist authorities. How did this happen? Until last year, Bishop Guo was the ordinary of the Diocese of Mindong, located in the southern province of Fujian. He was recognized by the Holy See, but not by the Party-State, which had imposed an unpopular—and unrecognized--Patriotic “bishop” by the...
  • Pope Francis, 'The Song of Roland' and Imam Al-Tayeb

    12/01/2019 6:47:59 AM PST · by robowombat · 12 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | December 1, 2019 at 5:00 am | Giulio Meotti
    Pope Francis, 'The Song of Roland' and Imam Al-Tayeb by Giulio Meotti December 1, 2019 at 5:00 am "I have a family of Christians who do not want to convert, what do we do with them?", a jihadist in Iraq asked his superior. According a new report by Aid to the Church in Need, "over 245 million Christians [are] living in places where they experience high levels of persecution," 4,305 Christians were killed for their faith from 2017 to 2019, and 1,847 churches and other Christian buildings were attacked in the same period. The report states that "within a generation,...
  • Backlash to Italian Bishops

    11/28/2019 9:54:05 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 27, 2019 | David Nussman
    Backlash to Italian Bishops Two bishops in northern Italy trumpet Holy Communion for adulterers BELLUNO, Italy ( - Two Italian bishops are under fire after pushing for Holy Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried — unions considered adulterous according to Catholic teaching. In a Nov. 22 pastoral letter, Bp. Renato Marangoni of the Belluno-Feltre diocese in northern Italy wrote apologetically to those who have left their sacramental marriage and found a new civil spouse or partner, describing such situations as "experiences of union." He said to divorcees who have entered new relationships, "There is a first word I wish to confide to you:...
  • Giving Thanks for a System That Creates Prosperity - and Leftovers

    11/29/2019 5:11:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | November 29, 2019 | Laura Hollis
    Pope Francis has made a number of public statements decrying the waste of food around the globe. Most recently, he voiced his support for the objectives of the World Food Programme. He echoed the words of his predecessor, St. John Paul II, who called food waste "a paradox of abundance." Francis criticized a "culture of waste" that is caused, he says, by "mechanisms of superficiality, negligence and selfishness." Pope Francis is correct, at least in part. The amount of food that goes to waste in the United States alone is staggering and -- dare I say it -- sinful. According...
  • Pope praises document about God willing diversity of religions in ‘interreligious dialogue’ speech

    11/28/2019 9:12:15 AM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 26, 2019 | Jeanne Smits
    Pope praises document about God willing diversity of religions in ‘interreligious dialogue’ speech November 26, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis has once again promoted the Abu Dhabi document “Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together” at a meeting organized in Rome by an Argentinian group under the auspices of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. Part of the document, which was signed in February by the Pope and a Grand Imam, states that a “pluralism and diversity” of religions is “willed by God.” On November 18, the Pope addressed the participants of the meeting during a private audience in...